Boating Holidays in Charente
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Jarnac River Charente
A great region for a relaxing break with stunning green countryside, vineyards and rural villages. The area boasts many architectural and historical delights. Enjoy a country walk through woodland and sunflower fields or maybe take a bike ride or even a round of golf.This river has been described as one of the loveliest rivers and that's not surprising as it meanders through a region rich in Roman art, with historic churches, villages and towns to explore all close to the waters edge. Whether you chose to cruise towards the sea or to sail upstream the serene beauty of this region will stay with you along your journey. Make time to visit the elegant town of Cognac and join a guided tour of the famous distilleries. Spend time exploring the ramparts of Angouleme or enjoy the maritime traditions in Rochefort. The River is easy to navigate but there are no lock keepers so you will have to operate the locks yourself.
Regional food and drink
Pick up some chocolates in Troise-Palis - a chocoholics heaven. Visit the famous Cognac houses of Hennessy, Courvoisier and Remy Martin or enjoy a glass of Pineau de Charente as your aperitif.